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Re: Scam Emails To Avoid!
« Reply #315 on: May 29, 2019, 07:47:36 PM »
I love these guys (NOT), so very reasonable only charging you reasonable amount.

Even if this were true and or other form of ransomware how is it possible to trust anyone prepared to blackmail you to do what they say after payment.  The simple answer is that you can't.

So, never pay but ensure that you have a robust backup and recovery strategy, in the unlikely even of a scam (or actual ransomware) being true.  You should be able to recover the system using your backups.
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Re: Scam Emails To Avoid!
« Reply #316 on: May 29, 2019, 09:57:35 PM »
Hi DavidR,

This is a scam thrreatmail.
The cybercriminals reckon with a number of users to panick and then pay.

Do neither of the two, just throw that junk mail out and live on.

Sticks and stones and hurtful threat mails may break my bones, but words will never hurt me. ;D

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Re: Scam Emails To Avoid!
« Reply #317 on: May 29, 2019, 10:38:16 PM »
Hi DavidR,

This is a scam thrreatmail.
The cybercriminals reckon with a number of users to panick and then pay.

Do neither of the two, just throw that junk mail out and live on.

Sticks and stones and hurtful threat mails may break my bones, but words will never hurt me. ;D

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Re: Scam Emails To Avoid!
« Reply #318 on: May 29, 2019, 10:47:35 PM »
Hi DavidR,

This is a scam thrreatmail.
The cybercriminals reckon with a number of users to panick and then pay.

Do neither of the two, just throw that junk mail out and live on.

Sticks and stones and hurtful threat mails may break my bones, but words will never hurt me. ;D

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I'm sure that David is well aware of this. :) Remember the Title of this Thread.

Yes I'm aware of that, but the times when it may not be a scam (and even if it is), the user has to be prepared, not give in and have a robust backup and recovery strategy.
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Re: Scam Emails To Avoid!
« Reply #319 on: June 06, 2019, 02:58:05 PM »
Wow, a trunk full of money and all he wants is some information
and a promise of 30% of all the money as a finders fee. What a windfall! (NOT)


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Re: Scam Emails To Avoid!
« Reply #320 on: June 06, 2019, 03:00:46 PM »
I can't believe my luck, more good news:

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Re: Scam Emails To Avoid!
« Reply #321 on: August 14, 2019, 06:20:28 PM »
I am not allowed by the FBI to show you this, as he say in the mail.
I may be sendt to Guantanamo    ;D






The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Unit on Africa case (filed IIA-8902-F2) regarding seized Funds of Foreign Individuals and Companies 2010-Date.
 
Attn: Beneficiary of Fund!
 
 
This email is reaching you from the office of Special Agent in Charge (Michael J. Anderson) in Charge of Chicago Division field (CFO) USA.
Thank you for your email message with content noted. Sir, this is to affirm to you that my office have received and noted your email message for immediate assistance.
 
 
You are advised to kindly follow the instruction below and fill-out the plain form as directed and send back to my office for further information and discussion on the release and recovery of your funds.
 
 
Note, once we have received your full information, we shall contact you with further details and also intimate you on your funds release process.
NOTE, PLEASE DO NOT PANIC, WE ARE HERE TO HELP AND GUIDE YOU TO RECEIVE YOUR MONEY.
 
Fill out your personal details on the below plain form.
PRINT OR TYPE IN SPECIFIED SPACES.
 
 
PERSONAL INFORMATION'S
Complete Name: ---------------------- Country of Origin: --------------------------------
Present Address: ---------------------- Date of Birth: ------------------- Sex: ------------
Marital Status: ---------------Occupation: ---------Tel/Mobile: ----------------
Kindly attach a Valid I.D copy (D/L / Int'l Passport)
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The attached I.D badge is for Special Agent in charge, Michael J. Anderson.
 
Distributing or Editing is highly prohibited. This I.D badge is attached for your view only
 
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Re: Scam Emails To Avoid!
« Reply #322 on: August 29, 2019, 11:45:38 PM »
Good day to you,

Am Nancy Viola, the winner of the $169 Million Mega Millions Jackpot in the January 8, 2016 Mega Millions drawing, My jackpot was a gift from God to me hence my Entire family has AGREED to do this. My Family is donating $1,000,000.00 USD to you.

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Thank you, hope to recive it soon


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Re: Scam Emails To Avoid!
« Reply #323 on: August 30, 2019, 12:00:38 AM »
Good day to you,

Am Nancy Viola, the winner of the $169 Million Mega Millions Jackpot in the January 8, 2016 Mega Millions drawing, My jackpot was a gift from God to me hence my Entire family has AGREED to do this. My Family is donating $1,000,000.00 USD to you.

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Thank you, hope to recive it soon
Let us know when it arrives. We'll help you celebrate. :)
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Re: Scam Emails To Avoid!
« Reply #324 on: October 31, 2019, 03:53:33 PM »
I didn't get an email but a few minutes ago I noticed I had a voice mail.  It was  lady who said she was from the IRS.  She said if we didn't pay our taxes charges would be filed against us. We filed our taxes and have gotten a refund on Federal and State.  Some people might fall for this and answer the questions.  Of course I deleted the voice mail.

I get texts like this! Except they say it is HMRC and that I have a tax refund due and it has a link in it. I have never clicked the link as probably a cloned version of HMRCs website or a virus of some sorts.  Whenever I have had a tax refund, I have always had to call HMRC myself and request it and they pay it with my next salary payment from my work! (Probably should check if I have any at the moment actually haha) But ye, for sure, people will fall for these! Was reading on https://scam-numbers.co.uk/ the other day about people being scammed by the HMRC stuff, handing over their bank details over the phone to pay unpaid taxes. Does kinda make you facepalm but there are vulnerable people out there!